Jamie feels that Liverpool have not done enough this window to warrant people calling them title contenders, do you agree with him?
He never believed they would be title contenders unless they signed a defender on ‘January 1st’.
Liverpool have run into a rough period as of late with their near 4 year unbeaten streak at home was ended by Sean Dyche’s Burnley side last night.
Klopp’s men now sit six points behind league leaders Manchester United.
In his column on the Telegraph, Jamie said
‘I said then I did not think Liverpool could win the league unless they had a new centre-back in place on January 1,’
‘They needed one before Joe Gomez was injured. His and Joel Matip’s appearance record was informative of that.
‘Frankly, it is preposterous that three months on and with the transfer window now open, Klopp felt compelled to use Jordan Henderson in the position against Manchester United. And although Fabinho has been outstanding, he would be more influential in midfield. It has caused a chain reaction throughout the team.
‘Maybe the club thought Klopp is so good he can overcome any situation. If so, the last few weeks are a reality check for them.’
Jamie is struggling to figure out where the blame goes on this bad spell as he doesn’t know if Klopp is choosing to not sign players or the club will not give him the players he wants.
‘Liverpool’s fixture schedule shows the situation may deteriorate before it improves…’
‘We will know by the end of February if Liverpool are still fighting for the title or to stay in the top four. Klopp may be prepared to accept all the burden, but when the tools he needs are unavailable – or worse still are not provided when needed – it is his to share.’
Klopp now faces a very tough run of fixtures as he faces United on Sunday in the FA Cup before facing Spurs, Manchester City all in 3 weeks along with games against West Ham and Brighton mixed in.